Tag: knitting technique

Afterthought Heel 2.0

Over the past year or so, I’ve been using an afterthought heel a lot, especially when knitting with yarns with long colour changes (Knit Picks Felici for example). I’m a bit a lot anal about socks that match and I like that the afterthought heel doesn’t disrupt the colour sequence.   One of the things I don’t like about it…

Wrap Up of Knit East

Two weeks ago I was fortunate to be able to attend Knit East in St. Andrews, NB. St. Andrews is only about a half hour drive from the ferry, so it is an incredible opportunity to be able to participate in this type of event in my own back yard. Knit East is two days of seminar/classes, a knit fashion show,…

Everyone’s Different

Today in my Facebook newsfeed appeared a link to a blog post entitled “5 ways to make using DPNs easier“.  I clicked it with a little smugness; I love knitting with DPNs so I was SURE I was already doing most of things on the list. Maybe I’d pick up a trick or two, but I had DPNs down. I…

After thoughts on Afterthoughts

While I’d heard of afterthought heels, I had always been quite content with my regular heel flap heels and had no urge to try something else. But then during my frantic efforts to finish socks for Christmas, I saw this post on afterthought heels. It reminded me of how I’m doing thumbs for mittens and thought it would be fun…

Easy Peasy

A couple of weeks ago I came across a pin that detailed a different way to make the thumb in a pair of mittens.  With nothing to lose except my least favourite part of knitting mittens (for some reason I find rows of increases frustrating) I decided to give it a try.  It is deceptively easy: knit 5 stitches with…